Guardianship Attorney in Boise
Helping Our Clients Care for Minor Children
Any individual who is not the biological or adoptive parent of a child and/or does not have a child custody order can file a petition for guardianship of a child.
There are many reasons people may choose to pursue legal guardianship. From grandparents hoping to obtain the legal right to raise their grandchildren to godparents obtaining guardianship after the legal parents pass away, you can count on our Boise guardianship lawyer to pursue a positive outcome.
For your complimentary consultation, call our office today at (208) 285-4272.
How Is a Legal Guardian Appointed?
An Idaho court can appoint a guardian for any unmarried minor child whose biological parents have passed away, had their rights terminated, or have abused their children.
Any adult can become the legal guardian of a child as long as they can provide adequate care to their child.
Additionally, for guardians to be eligible they must:
- Not be the biological parent of the child
- Not have child protection orders filed against them
- Not have any child abuse convictions
- Show they have a genuine interest in the welfare of the child
Commonly, guardians in Idaho are relatives or close family friends of the child.
What Are the Legal Procedures for Guardianship?
With the help of an experienced Boise guardianship lawyer, interested parties must present their reasoning to a court.
Additionally, potential guardians must prove:
- The biological parents have abandoned, abused, or neglected the child
- The child is living in an unstable or unsafe home
- How the potential guardian will care for the child
- Other relevant factors
Once these factors are presented, the judge will determine whether to grant the guardianship or not. If they rule in favor, the legal guardian will be responsible for all the financial and personal care a legal parent would have.
We Can Help You Protect Your Rights
At K. Mitchell Law, PLLC, our Boise guardianship attorney will work closely with you from initial consultation to the conclusion of your case. We will create a case strategy that works for your situation and help you obtain a positive outcome to your case.
Complete our online contact form or call our family law firm at (208) 285-4272 for detailed information on how we can help you.
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